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Principles and Practice of Impact Investing

Author : Veronica Vecchi
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Impact investing is gaining global attention from society, governments and businesses. Increasingly, it is seen as a new paradigm to deal with the economic crisis and curtailed public budgets, an answer to the diversified needs of society. It now ranks high on the policy agenda of governments and international organizations, and private investors are searching for new investment opportunities to channel the liquidity available. This book is the first to look at impact investing as a "refocus" of venture capital to sustain the development of societal impact enterprises. Principles and Practice of Impact Investing collects chapters from international experts on the subject, discussing the foundations of the movement, analysing leading international cases and debating future trends in the field. It also includes interviews with some of the most influential stakeholders of impact investing across the world. The book is an inspirational and practical guide for actors and stakeholders to enable better understanding of impact investing. Taking an international perspective, the chapters primarily deal with mature economies, setting it apart from the existing literature focused on emerging countries. The book will be of interests to practitioners and executives, as well as researchers and MBA students.

Sustainable Investing

Author : Cary Krosinsky
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A seminal shift has taken place in the world of investing. A clear and overarching reality has emerged which must be solved: financial considerations must factor in sustainability considerations for ongoing societal success, while sustainability issues equally need to be driven by a business case. As a result, investment practices are evolving, especially towards more positive philosophies and frameworks. Sustainable Investing brings the reader up to speed on trends playing out in each region and asset class, drawing on contributions from leading practitioners across the globe. Implications abound for financial professionals and other interested investors, as well as corporations seeking to understand future investment trends that will affect their shareholders’ thinking. Policymakers and other stakeholders also need to be aware of what is happening in order to understand how they can be most effective at helping implement and enable the changes arguably now required for economic and financial success. Sustainable Investing represents an essential overview of sustainable investment practices that will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of sustainable banking and finance, as well as professionals and policymakers with an interest in this fast-moving field.

Impact Investing

Author : Antony Bugg-Levine
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A ground-breaking book on the transformative power of impact investing This is the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum, giving a single name to a set of activities previously siloed in enclaves, revealing how they are linked within what is becoming a new field of investing. Written by two leaders in the growing field of impact investing, the book defines this emerging industry for participants on all sides of the funding equation (investors, funders and social entrepreneurs). Filled with illustrative examples of impact investing success stories Reveals how the field can expand in order to address the most critical social and environmental issues of our day Explores the wide-ranging applications of impact investing as well as entrepreneurial opportunities The authors do not take a normative approach to argue how investors should behave like an investment guide might but show how entrepreneurial people and institutions are already offering an integrated alternative.

The Impact Investor

Author : Cathy Clark
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This book offers details on impact investing embodied in the experiences, and best and proven practices of some of the world's most successful impact investors. It discusses the parameters of impact investing, providing both context and tools to those eager to engage in the generational shift in the way finance and business is being approached in the new era of collaborative capitalism. It presents a simple thesis: "Impact investing can be done successfully. This is what success looks like, and this is what it requires." With much-needed lessons for practitioners, the authors view impact investing as a harbinger of a new, "multilingual" (cross-sector), transparent, and accountable form of economic leadership. It serves as a resource for a variety of players in finance and business, including: investors, wealth advisors/financial services professionals, non-profit investors and partners, business students, policy makers and corporate leaders. --

I for Impact Blending Islamic Finance and Impact Investing for the Global Goals

Author : United Nations Development Programme Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (UNDP IICPSD)
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a masterplan to create a better world for the people and the planet. It’s scale and ambition, however, requires new development partnerships supported by adequate financial and technical resources. As a response, development practitioners started to explore alternative and complementary innovative instruments to finance the SDGs -one of which is the prospects for increased cooperation and coordination between Islamic finance and impact investing. To date, however, the academic and development literature has lacked a systematic exploration of this promising collaboration between Islamic finance and impact investing. This present study attempts to fill this gap by developing the first knowledge product to increase awareness on this collaboration. I for Impact attempts to raise awareness on the compatibility between Islamic finance and impact investing. It reviews recent developments and key factors for growth, pinpoints similarities between the two sectors, and makes policy recommendations for development actors to create the conditions for the two sectors to benefit from each other.

Islamic Finance and Impact Investing

Author : United Nations Development Programme Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (UNDP IICPSD)
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The worlds of Islamic finance and impact investing are growing daily, and rapidly. This report attempts to provide a brief and indicative overview of both universes: conventional impact investing and Islamic financing. The report focuses on relevant topics to provide context for recommendations for ways in which the IICPSD is well-suited to act as leader. For the purposes of this report, emphasis was placed on the IICPSD’s goals of fostering private sector development. The overall strategy for this scope of work involves 4 main parts, divided into 8 sections. In section 4, indicative recommendations are made for IICPSD to consider to promote and grow the area of convergence to create dialogue around Islamic impact investing. These four main parts include: • Background on and outlining the universe of impact investing • Providing context for Sharia investments • Identifying areas of current overlap • Devising strategies to grow the area of overlap.

Cost Accounting Principles And Practice

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Evolutions in Sustainable Investing

Author : Cary Krosinsky
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Sustainable Investing is fast becoming an essential method of generating long-term returns, moving beyond the negative approaches to socially responsible investing that have dominated the field. This book, our second on the subject, provides over 15 case studies of leading global investors and companies demonstrating how they successfully apply sustainability aspects to their core strategies. Learn from prominent thought leaders Dan Esty and Paul Hawken among others who have contributed key chapters. Our chapter on performance shows clearly how these strategies have been working once negative approaches are parsed out by those examining fund returns. This book also examines in great depth what data exists, and what's on the horizon, to best measure & capture sustainability successfully. Regional perspectives, including 3 chapters on Asia, and focuses on Canada, Australia, Africa & India are also included, as is a look across asset classes. Sustainable Investing, when performed with a positive perspective, has been outperforming the mainstream, unlike negative approaches designed to match benchmark returns. From eco-efficiency to sustainability-driven innovation and beyond, investors of all shapes & sizes need to know how best to position themselves for the radical market shifts underway.

Federalist Government in Principle and Practice

Author : Donald P. Racheter
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Federalism has generally been characterized as a system of government that is friendly to liberty. It is not obvious, though, why this should be so. Federalism is a form of government where citizens simultaneously reside in at least two governments, each of which has independent authority to tax and to regulate. By contrast, in a unitary form of government citizens face only one government with independent authority to tax and regulate. At first glance, it would seem a bit strange to claim that liberty is more secure when citizens are members of two governments with independent authority than when they are members of only one such government. The relationship between federalism and liberty turns out to be a complex one, and one that is capable of working in either direction. Whether federalism supports or erodes liberty depends on importantly on the institutional framework within which federalist governance takes place. The essays in Federalist Government in Principle and Practice examine this institutionalist theme from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Operations and Process Management

Author : Nigel Slack
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Everyone manages processes . . . Everyone is an operations manager ." . . integrates services and manufacturing operations further than has been done before in any Operations Management textbook. This makes the book ideally suited for an MBA audience; who come from a multitude of organizational settings." --Par Ahlstrom, Professor of Operations Management, Chalmers University of Technology "This text places Operations Management clearly in context. I particularly like the emphasis on process management as a means of demonstrating the ubiquity of processes, even outside the traditional operations areas." --Dr Alison Smart, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester "This comprehensive text shows how persuasive, relevant and exciting Operations Management is to business and everyday life." --Stephen Disney, Cardiff Business School Written by best-selling authors in their field, "Operations and Process Management," Second Edition, inspires a critical and applied mastery of the core principles and processes fundamental to managing business operations. Approaching the subject from a truly managerial perspective, this brand new text provides clear and concise coverage, whilst the fully updated accompanying CD provides an opportunity to practice and further explore the concepts and techniques introduced. A diagnostic approach equips you with the questions to effectively assess and improve the operations and processes in your company. Cases in the main text provide an insight into the reality of managing operations. Interactive cases provide the opportunity to work through the decision-making process to solve operations problems. A balance of service and manufacturing examples equips you with a practical and wide-ranging understanding of the material. An interactive study guide featuring video, animated diagrams, Excel spreadsheets and further examples provides practical guidance on core concepts and issues. This new edition has been updated throughout, including new chapter opening cases, extensive revision of the topical chapters on capacity management and lean sychronization, and clearer and fuller integration of the content with the interactive CD-ROM. This is the ideal text for students taking any practically-orientated MBA, executive MBA or executive course in Operations and Process Management.

Principles and Practice of Research

Author : H. Troidl
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emerging on the surgical scene to challenge or For some readers, the title of this book will im thodoxy. Although these innovations are often mediately raise the question, what exactly is greeted with great optimism, a factual basis for meant by surgical research? In the very broadest that enthusiasm is sometimes far from secure sense the term can be taken to include all en and much further work is frequently required to deavors, however elementary or limited in discover whether we are dealing with genuine scope, to advance surgical knowledge. Ideally, advances or not. it refers to well-organized attempts to establish The most exciting and attractive scenario for on a proper scientific basis, i. e. , to place beyond surgical research is unquestionably one that de reasonable doubt, the truth or otherwise of any picts a successful attempt by a researcher to es concepts, old or new, within the ambit of sur gery, and, of course, anaesthesia. tablish the accuracy of some bold innovation for which he himself is responsible. Joseph Lister, The methods used to achieve that end vary demonstrating by clinical trial that wound sup enormously, depending on the issue being in vestigated.

Corporate Investment Decisions

Author : Michael Pogue
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This book is intended for both practising managers who require a thorough knowledge of the principles of making investment decisions in the real world and for students undertaking financial courses whether at undergraduate, MBA or professional levels. The subject matter encompasses relevant aspects of the investment decision varying from a basic introduction to the appraisal techniques available to placing investment decisions within a strategic context and coverage of recent developments including real options, value at risk and environmental investments.

The Mission Driven Venture

Author : Marc J. Lane
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Practical guidance to maximize financial results while drivingpositive social change The Mission-Driven Venture provides actionable guidancefor leveraging the power of the marketplace to solve the world'smost vexing social problems. Written by attorney and financialadvisor Marc J. Lane, a renowned thought leader and expert onentrepreneurship, social enterprises, impact investing andentrepreneurial finance, this book reaches the full spectrum ofinterests represented at the intersection of business and socialchange. Whether a social entrepreneur, impact investor, sociallyconscious individual, or a nonprofit or foundation leader, anyreader committed to social innovation can benefit from thispractical roadmap to the rapidly developing arena of socialenterprise. Through real-world accounts of the journeys and successes ofmission-driven ventures, Lane effectively illustrates thetransformative potential of social enterprise, inspiring the readerto be an agent of change. Among the many tools offered throughThe Mission-Driven Venture, readers will: Find functional guidance to move from idea to reality with astep-by-step guide to designing and implementing a successfulmission-driven venture Assess the benefits and challenges of the business models andentity choices available to the social entrepreneur Examine the entrepreneurial linkages between nonprofits andfor-profits Recognize governance issues that can arise when mission andprofit objectives clash, and discover tools for managing them Explore evolving trends and developments in financing socialenterprise Discover methods and tools for measuring and reporting socialimpact Develop an effective strategy for achieving both financialsuccess and meaningful social impact

Investments Principles practices analyses

Author : Douglas Hamilton Bellemore
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Community Impact Evaluation

Author : Nathaniel Lichfield
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This is a work summarizing in one volume the pioneering approach of the author to public-interest decision-taking in the field of urban & regional planning. This book is aimed at students, researchers and professionals in planning. Nathaniel Lichfield first introduced in his "Economics of Planned Development" the concept that, in any use and development of land, the traditional "development balance sheet" of the developers needed to be accompanied by a "planning balance sheet" prepared by the planning officer or planning authority. Over the forty years since this work was published, the author has brought to the operational level the "planning balance sheet", with many case studies, primarily for consultancy purposes. The present title reflects the incorporation during the 1970s of the then emerging field of environmental impact assessment.

Corporate Governance Principles Polices and Practices 2 e

Author : A. C. Fernando
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Socially Responsible Finance and Investing

Author : H. Kent Baker
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A detailed look at the role of social responsibility in finance and investing The concept of socially responsible finance and investing continues to grow, especially in the wake of one of the most devastating financial crises in history. This includes responsibility from the corporate side (corporate social responsibility) as well as the investor side (socially responsible investing) of the capital markets. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing offers an important basis of knowledge regarding both the theory and practice of this ever-evolving area of finance. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book showcases contributed chapters from professionals and academics with extensive expertise on this particular subject. It provides a comprehensive view of socially responsible foundations and their applications to finance and investing as determined by the current state of research. Discusses many important issues associated with socially responsible finance and investing, like moral hazard and the concept of "too big to fail" Contains contributed chapters from numerous thought-leaders in the field of finance Presents comprehensive coverage starting with the basics and bringing you through to cutting-edge, current theory and practice Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of the social responsibilities of all investment practices. The recent financial crisis and recession has changed the financial landscape for years to come and Socially Responsible Finance and Investing is a timely guide to help us navigate this difficult terrain.

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long term Investing

Author : Patrick Bolton
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Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment funds with combined asset holdings that are fast approaching four trillion dollars. Recently emerging as a major force in global financial markets, SWFs have other distinctive features besides their state-owned status: they are mainly located in developing countries and are intimately tied to energy and commodities exports, and they carry virtually no liabilities and have little redemption risk, which allows them to take a longer-term investment outlook than most other institutional investors. Edited by a Nobel Laureate, a respected academic at the Columbia Business School, and a longtime international banker and asset manager, this volume examines the specificities of SWFs in greater detail and discusses the implications of their growing presence for the world economy. Based on essays delivered in 2011 at a major conference on SWFs held at Columbia University, this volume discusses the objectives and performance of SWFs, as well as their benchmarks and governance. What are the opportunities for SWFs as long-term investments? How do they fulfill their socially responsible mission? And what role can SWFs play in fostering sustainable development and greater global financial stability? These are some of the crucial questions addressed in this one-of-a-kind volume.

Responsible Investment Banking

Author : Karen Wendt
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This book provides evidence on the relevance of environmental and social factors in decision making. It discusses the Gold Standard Frameworks for integrating extra-financial risks into the philosophy, culture, strategies, products and value chain management procedures of investment and banking and highlights the current emergence of global administrative law. New emerging topics like positive impact investing and finance, climate friendly markets, human rights, the enhanced role of fiduciary duties and shared values are approached with a lot of examples for practical application. Steps towards a new banking culture, a new climate for double loop learning and sustainable financial innovation are outlined and the additional benefits of robust stakeholder engagement explained. The anthology paves the way from robust impact and risk management to positive impact creation and a new investment culture. As well, challenges for the implementation and ways to overcome them are broadly discussed. The book is rooted in the fact that institutions and investors which fail to professionally integrate the management of extra-financial risk into their whole lending and investment chain and fail to move to positive impact creation may well loose positions and mandates and finally the trust of their clients, partners and stakeholders. The contributing authors of this anthology are internationally renowned experts in the field of ESG and impact investing. The compendium brings together practitioners and academics to allow a confluence of thoughts, concepts and viewpoints. This huge variety of perspectives and approaches makes this volume a comprehensive compendium on responsible investment and banking.

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line

Author : Sabri Boubaker
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The triple bottom line has become standard modus operandi for assessing the sustainability of financial markets, industries, institutions and corporations. This Research Handbook provides the most recent developments, current practices and new initiatives related to sustainable finance and impact investing. In doing so, it demonstrates how the triple bottom line principle can be used to design sustainable strategies for firms, markets and the economy as a whole. The Handbook covers aspects of socially responsible investment, finance and sustainable development, corporate socially responsible banking, green bonds and sustainable financial instruments. Comprising 20 topical chapters from experts in the field, this Handbook is a comprehensive investigation of financial services and products that help cope with sustainable investing and climate risk management. Chapters discuss the role of regulation framework in guaranteeing the stability and resilience of financial markets and offer insight into governance issues including the management of organizational risks, CSR culture, and social-impact investing culture. An essential reference for scholars and students, the multidisciplinary approach covers business, finance, accounting, management and entrepreneurship. Practitioners such as financial analysts, rating agencies and regulators will also find this an accessible read for exploring the possibilities the triple bottom line principle can provide.